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15 tips for more effective meetings

15 tips for more effective meetings | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Follow these 15 steps and you will become known as someone who runs efficient, productive meetings. People will want to attend your meetings because they know you value their time and get results.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, August 23, 2015 2:00 AM

Keeping meetings, tight, effective and on-track takes discipline. And meetings that waste time also squander energy, productivity, and money.

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Deliver Feedback That Sticks

Deliver Feedback That Sticks | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

The secret of effective feedback is making it feel like the message is coming from an ally, not an adversary. Unfortunately, in my 17 years as an advisor to executive teams, I find that most managers’ anxiety and discomfort about delivering a difficult message inadvertently makes it come off as antagonistic, rather than supportive. A 2014 Zenger/Folkman study confirmed this problem when 43% of managers reported that giving corrective feedback is a “stressful and difficult experience.”

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20 Cool Tools for Creating Infographics

20 Cool Tools for Creating Infographics | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Imagine if you could create an infographic in under 10 minutes without being a designer? Discover 20 tools that will help you when creating infographics. Read more

 

Written by Jillian Petrova

 

 


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donhornsby's curator insight, August 19, 2015 1:25 PM

Forget about Photoshop and other time-consuming image creation methods.

 

Let’s introduce you to a set of tools that will make creating infographics simpler than ever!



Jon Turino's curator insight, August 20, 2015 1:28 PM

Great info here.

Thorsten Strauss's curator insight, September 23, 2015 4:43 PM

tools: great list of tools for creating infographics 

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7 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Coaching

7 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Coaching | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Considering working with an executive coach? here are 7 reasons you should invest in coaching from Morag Barrett: Athletes do, why wouldn't you?

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The Daily Question Process - People Development Network

The Daily Question Process - People Development Network | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Marshall Goldsmith shares his unique way to lead to higher satisfaction with life. It starts with a unique question which begins, “Did I do my best to…”

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Clive on Learning: Compelling content hooks you in and won't let go

Clive on Learning: Compelling content hooks you in and won't let go | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

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3 Ways to Grow Your Influence

3 Ways to Grow Your Influence | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
No one is born with influence. You grow it. Here's how.

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Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 16, 2015 12:22 PM

Influence is like magic--it moves even money. As an entrepreneur, there have been plenty of times when I didn't have enough money to make something happen, but I could exercise influence and shift the outcome in my direction.


No one is born with influence. You can grow it like you grow other skills, like receiving criticism, learning a new language, bringing down your golf handicap, or good parenting. Here’s how.

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Visual content: 5 things you should know

Visual content: 5 things you should know | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Did you know that 90 percent of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and our brains process visuals 60,000 times faster than text?* That, along with how easy it now is to access (more) data and share content via social tools, explains the popularity of infographics we’ve seen in recent years. But going from text to visual content is a big shift for many of us; consider these five things before you start. 

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How To Learn How To Think

How To Learn How To Think | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
The journey of learning requires patience, concentration, and most importantly time for thinking.

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6 Ways to Turn Managers into Coaches Again

6 Ways to Turn Managers into Coaches Again | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

The role of the manager is currently undergoing a transformation. Historically, managers embraced the role of coach and mentor. Through informal conversations during the commute to work, over a coffee break, or while enjoying a burger after hours, managers passed along crucial information and knowledge about the organization’s culture. Even more formal conversations, like one-on-one meetings and small group gatherings, transferred insight and understanding to employees. This invaluable information wasn’t found in textbooks, from a class, or over an app, but given from someone with years — decades even — of experience.

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9 Meeting Facilitation Skills for Managers

9 Meeting Facilitation Skills for Managers | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Instead of running a meeting, learn to facilitate a meeting. Meeting participants will be more engaged and energized and meeting desired outcomes will be achieved. Read more for 9 skills to learn in order to facilitate better meetings.

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You slacker: The great office chat debate

You slacker: The great office chat debate | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Office collaboration tools are the latest craze to hit the workplace. But is this chat software any better than what we already have?
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The Research Is Clear: Long Hours Backfire for People and for Companies

The Research Is Clear: Long Hours Backfire for People and for Companies | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Managers want employees to put in long days, respond to their emails at all hours, and willingly donate their off-hours — nights, weekends, vacation — without complaining. The underlings in this equation have little control; overwork cascades from the top of the organizational pyramid to the bottom. At least, that’s one narrative of overwork. In this version, we work long hours because our bosses tell us to. (That’s the version most on display in the recent New York Times opus on Amazon.)

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Negotiation: Developing a Win-Win Approach

Negotiation. For some people, the very thought of this causes their pulse to quicken and their stomach to gurgle. For me, the connotation that first comes to mind is purchasing a car—that horrible process where you and a car salesperson haggle over price. While this blog post won’t focus on purchasing a car, I will discuss why negotiation is one of those important “soft” skills that everyone should learn, and I will go over some approaches that will help you become more comfortable with this important skill.

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10 Timeless Time Management Techniques

10 Timeless Time Management Techniques | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
10 Timeless Time Management Techniques http://t.co/4Inn3Xsnbn #Leadership

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 21, 2015 8:38 AM

It's a new school year and time to establish new habits.  How ouwld these work for you?

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, August 28, 2015 10:08 AM

Managing our time ...

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How To Make Your Stress Work In Your Favour

How To Make Your Stress Work In Your Favour | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Sometimes, stress can seem like a full-time job. Many of us try to avoid it or, failing that, manage or mitigate it. But, Kelly McGonigal, a lecturer at Stanford University and author of The Upside of Stress, makes the case for embracing the stress in your life.

 

"We have this story about stress that says when stress is present, there’s something wrong with me or something wrong with my life," she says. But the reality is that there’s no stress-free version of your life available to you—it’s always going to be there.

 

Often, the reason we have stress in our lives is because we’re leading rich lives and something we care about is at stake, she says. Constantly avoiding or reducing stress could mean not striving for certain goals or taking risks that could lead to great rewards, such as a new job or relationship.

 

Instead, McGonigal advocates changing our attitudes about stress and embracing it. That’s easier said than done, but following several steps can help.


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Ian Berry's curator insight, August 20, 2015 4:21 AM

Some great suggestions to thriving in a world of uncertainty and where it's very easy to feel overhwelmed

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 20, 2015 6:18 AM

My associate Director keeps saying that stress is good, at first I wondered how this could be, but then on thinking deeply, I wondered if there was some truth in his statement. The article stresses how stress is good, and that it is the offshoot of a rich life. Also, stress is the welcome feeling that makes you connect and share, and stress can in some ways be the tonic that does wonders. However this can be done only if we are able to tune in to our stress and try to eliminate the irritants and obstacles that aggravate a feeling of frustration. Also stress is a catalyst for building relationships in life. Stress teaches us to take the good with the bad, to tune in to feelings of anger, frustration, and fatige and learn to balance these with a feeling of elation. Stress makes us more practical in a sense that we know quite well that it is OK to experience failure some times.

Irene Mohloai's curator insight, August 22, 2015 6:51 AM

Something totally unrelated to ecommerce but is essential that we know how to manage.

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How to Handle Negative Feedback

How to Handle Negative Feedback | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

There’s no shortage of advice about how to react to negative feedback. Whether the critic is a boss or a co-worker, the same familiar guidance is consistently presented: Listen carefully, don’t get defensive, ask for time.

There’s nothing wrong with these three suggestions, of course. But at the moment when an unhappy colleague is telling you loudly that the project plan you created left out some obvious key components, or your boss is taking you to task for the stumbles you made in running an important meeting, it’s hard to recall these valid pointers, move them to the front of your mind, and actually act on them.

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Where Do New Ideas Come From

Where Do New Ideas Come From | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

There’s a popular notion that innovation arrives like a bolt out of the blue, as a radical departure from previous knowledge—when really, most new ideas are extensions, twists, or variations on what’s come before. The skill of generating innovations is largely that of putting old things together in a new way, or looking at a familiar idea from a novel perspective, or using what we know already to understand something new.

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A Relaxed Mind is a Productive Mind - Mindful

A Relaxed Mind is a Productive Mind - Mindful | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
A steady dose of toxic energy from higher-ups will encourage valuable team members to update their résumés rather than their to-do lists.

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S'Marie Young, CPCC's curator insight, February 20, 2016 12:04 PM

Self-regulation is a key ability of emotional intelligence. People who can manage their emotions well are able to recover more quickly from stress arousal. This means, at the neural level, quieting the amygdala and other stress circuits, which frees up the capacities of the executive centers. Attention becomes nimble and focused again, the mind flexible, the body relaxed. And a state of relaxed alertness is optimal for performance.

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5 ways to impress your boss (and everyone else) in an important meeting

5 ways to impress your boss (and everyone else) in an important meeting | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

As an avid basketball fan, I can easily envision the final seconds of the game and the need for a player to have the fortitude to take the final shot. There are parallels between taking the last shot and having to deliver a critical presentation to a room of executive leaders. You have to be ready — physically and mentally.

You might not be playing for a crowded arena, but your work audience (i.e., coworkers, managers, and executive leaders) are on the lookout for your communication skills, intellect, and perseverance under pressure. As in sports, your talent is only one ingredient of a successful outcome. Your preparation, precision, and delivery are crucial factors.

According to a study on executive presence, your "appearance, communication, and gravitas" accounts for 26% of what is needed for a promotion. There are finite opportunities for you to convey all of this, so important meetings are the perfect time to get noticed.

Here are five keys to making your best impression in front of the most influential people sitting in the room with you.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 13, 2015 9:42 PM

Here are five keys to making your best impression in front of the most influential people sitting in the room with you.

Ian Berry's curator insight, August 14, 2015 6:50 PM

While making great and lasting impressions are important what's more valuable in my view is how who we are and what we do helps others to feel and be better

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What Successful People Do Within the First 10 Minutes of the Workday

What Successful People Do Within the First 10 Minutes of the Workday | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
What Successful People Do Within the First 10 Minutes of the Workday: These 10 steps will make sure you kick the day ...

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 13, 2015 11:43 AM

These are excellent suggestions. What would you add to the list?

 

(From the article): They Review Their To-Do Lists and Make Necessary Adjustments


This assists them in remembering the necessity of sticking with the plan and concentrating on the tasks that are truly important, not just urgent. Taking a mental note of the day also assists successful people in visualizing success, tremendously boosting confidence levels. Also, it can help you see where potential challenges might lie with how you have scheduled the day, in order for you to make the needed changes.

Mike Mowery's curator insight, August 14, 2015 10:09 AM

Great ideas that can help prevent leaders from becoming either reactionary or irrelevant.

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The Best Way to Listen

The Best Way to Listen | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
The most powerful gift you can give is your undivided attention. Please listen. "The best way to listen is with your mouth shut." ~ Jesse Lyn Stoner
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A Better Way to Become A Better Person - Personal Growth

A Better Way to Become A Better Person - Personal Growth | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
The whole premise of wanting to become a better person means we are in the completely wrong paradigm and whatever we do will filter through that paradigm

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 12, 2015 3:04 AM

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 12, 2015 3:06 AM

:-))) I'm OK, you're OK... 

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The Conscious Competence Ladder: Keeping Going When Learning Gets Tough

The Conscious Competence Ladder: Keeping Going When Learning Gets Tough | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Find out how to manage your emotions during the learning process, so that you don't "drop out" before mastering a subject.
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